POLY KING<quoted text>false again. Kie Haamoa is the ugly mats that Tongans wear in their mourning period of a loved one. Kia Haamoa is put away somewhere in a closet or whatever and brought out to be used in tatters to a funeral of a loved one. that's all it's good for. Kie tonga is used for all noble, ceremonial, and any significant occasion because it is the highest prized mat.
As for Kie Hingoa, everyone in Tonga wears it, only to special occasions. There is no such thing as a mat where commoners can't sport that only Monarchy can. However there are some special Kie Haamoa with some sorta significance that the Royal Household have kept for generations. Nothing more...
You and Ukamea seem to be a bit confused in matters dealing with your ROYAL FAMILY maybe due to the fact that Royals and Commoners in Tonga never mixed hence commoners of Tonga seem to always have to play that guessing game when it comes to there Royal Family.
Just to show how lost and confused you really are:
You Stated: Kie Hingoa, everyone in Tonga wears it. Kie Haamoa is put somewhere in the closet. Kie Tonga is used for all noble, ceremonial, significant occasion etc... etc... etc....
1) Hon. Frederica Tuita Diary (Tongan Royal Family Member):
* It was Monday, the day before his arrival and the Queen had given specific instructions as to how all would transpire for the Kings arrival. Certain people were given places to sit in the palace and responsibilities to guard priceless Kie Hingoa [Samoan Fine Mats] that were hundreds of years old to be place on his majesty upon opening his casket. As strong as she could be during this time, the dreaded knowledge of knowing this would be the last time any of us would ever see him again lingered throughout the palace. There was a look in her eyes that some of us resembled of “how will we react and cope with seeing him?” As the night the news came that he had passed away, my sister Hon. Lupepau’u and I set our emotions aside and continued to press forward never leaving the Queens side.
2) KIE HINGOA:
Kie Hingoa/Haamoa were treasured/Royal Mats in Tonga and only the Royal Family wore these mats for special ceremonies such as weddings, Funerals etc.... It is said many of the Kie Haamoa or Kie Hingoa are connected to the Tui Kanokupolu Dynasty a dynasty referred to by Queen Salote Tupou as being a SAMOAN Dynasty.
Kie Hingoa/Haamoa are the material, mystical manifestation of past events and genealogies, which can be remembered, forgotten, or adapted to the current situation. Kie haamoa activate genealogical relationships and cultural memory.
3) Kie Haamoa and Kie Hingoa are one in the same. Kie Hingoa means named Fine Mat. Named Fine mats are all associated with Samoa for it is a Samoan Custom to name a Fine Mat and present it for special occasions and ceremonies etc.....